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JAMES MAY is selling one of his beloved motors that’s featured heavily on the former Top Gear star’s YouTube channel. 

The TV legend, 60, has put his Tesla Model S up for auction and it could be yours to own – nearly four years after unveiling it to ‘disappointed’ fans.

The Grand Tour presenter first revealed the electric motor to car fanatics in 2019 on Drivetribe – the YouTube channel he founded alongside his fellow former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

In it's video debut, May said: "A lot of people are going to be very disappointed.

"I'm not actually that interested in the green thing, I'm interested in the future of the car.

"The important thing, I think, is to take part in the experiment."

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The Model S has featured heavily on the platform ever since and has become a favourite among regular viewers.

The EV has been in numerous videos and as recently as July was in a clip posted to the channel detailing the various scapes and dents it has suffered.

Indeed, the auction website states the car has 'a few scuffs', but assures any would-be buyer that it's been repaired by Hammond’s car restoration business, The Smallest Cog.

The Model S has 17,133 miles on the clock and is 'finished in Dark Blue over a black faux leather cabin'.

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It also comes with factory-fitted equipment including front and rear parking assistance with cameras, a panoramic roof, Autopilot and Premium Connectivity functions, as well as a 17-inch touchscreen.

It also boasts 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels complete with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres.

Auctioneers Collecting Cars explain: "This example has been owned from new by well-known TV presenter James May, and is now ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian as a swift, comfortable, and technologically advanced daily driver or long-distance cruiser."

Spokesperson Ed Callow added: "I would expect the car to sell for around £35,000 to £40,000."

The online auction ends on November 11.

May recently urged the BBC to reboot iconic motoring show Top Gear following Freddie Flintoff’s horror crash.

The former presenter hopes the iconic programme, which is on hold following the former cricket star’s accident in December, will go on.

He said: “Maybe it’ll be another enforced reinvention of Top Gear.

"It happens now and then, and it’s no bad thing.

“That’s a big, difficult question for the BBC.”

Elsewhere, an ultra-rare Nissan dubbed ‘the unicorn’ recently hit an auction for an eye-watering cost.

The supercar is one of just 11 examples built by cult Japanese tuning company Tommykaira.

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It comes after a Range Rover once owned by Queen Elizabeth II was also listed for sale and will cost a whopping ten times its normal value simply because of its royal connection.

The hulking 4×4 comes with several unusual and unique features that were only offered by the company's Special Vehicle Operations.

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